Gracie Lee Henley

February 19, 2018

Mrs. Gracie Lee Henley was born June 11, 1926 to the late James Thomas and Sarah Neal Curtis and went to her heavenly home on February 18, 2018. She was also preceded in death by Husband; Smith Henley, Brothers; Monroe Curtis, Johnny Hall Curtis, and Jimmy “Cowboy” Curtis, and Sisters; Mary Cason, Mattie Malone, and Gladys Driver.
Mrs. Gracie is survived by Brothers; Ralph Curtis of Alexandria, TN and Roy D. “Pig” Curtis and wife Linda of Watertown, TN, and Sister; Amy Johnson of Alexandria, TN. Brother-in-Law; Lawrence “Nub” Henley of Dowelltown, TN. Special Friend; Clyde Allen Ray.
Although Gracie had no kids, she was loved dearly by her many nieces and nephews who also survive.
She was a member of the Lower Helton The Baptist Church. Mrs. Gracie worked at the Dowelltown Shirt Factory.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Henley are scheduled to be conducted from the Chapel of Avant Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 2PM with Bro. Dennis Wood and Bro. Freddie Curtis officiating. Interment will follow in the New Hope Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be held at Avant Funeral Home on Tuesday from 3PM until 8PM and again on Wednesday from 11AM until the time of the service at 2PM.
Pallbearers: Tony Fowler, Bennie Curtis, Jeff Curtis, Jason Taylor, Greg Judkins, and Mike Richardson.

Lenorea Amanda Mullinax

February 19, 2018

Lenorea Amanda Mullinax passed away on February 16, 2018 at age 33. The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN, on Monday from 4-8 p.m. and on Tuesday from noon until the service. The Funeral Service, conducted by Brother Josh Brown, is 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 20, 2018 in the chapel of Sellars Funeral Home. Interment in Cedar Grove Cemetery will follow the service. Family will serve as Pallbearers.Mrs. Mullinax was a Certified Nursing Assistant and a member of Salem Baptist Church. She loved crafting, singing, and writing songs. She is survived by husband Wesley Mullinax, daughter Krissy Michelle Mullinax, father Jerry (Nancy) Heady, mother Melinda Harrison, brother Daniel Lee Heady, step-brother Will (Chasie) Graham, step-sister Tammy (Josh) Keel, grand-parents Georgia Louise Heady Gill and Jack Lee Heady, in-laws Kenneth and Carolyn Mullinax, and numerous loving aunts, uncles, and cousins. She is preceded in death by grandparents Erna Virginia and Herbert James Henry.
The family wants to thank Amanda’s Special Angels that gave her support and strength: Aimee Bishop, Samantha Pettit, Brandy Chaney, Kelly Hollowell, Julie Greer, Stephanie Russell, Aunt Marie, Chad Bishop, Sandy Robertson, and Camp Bluebird friends. Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN, 615.444.9393.

Jerry Lendon Winfrey

February 16, 2018

Jerry Lendon Winfrey, age 75, passed away at his home in Smithville, TN on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 of an apparent heart attack. A native of DeKalb County, he was born February 10, 1942 to the late Lucas and Ruth Moss Winfrey. Mr. Winfrey obtained an associate in arts degree from Cumberland University in 1962 and studied at Austin Peay State College where he received a BS degree in 1964 and a Master of Arts in Education in 1965. In addition, Jerry had one year of advanced studies beyond the Master degree, some of which included several visits to South America with special emphasis on Ecuador and Peru. Jerry’s professional career focused on teaching at the elementary level, all of which was in the DeKalb County School System except for one semester in the Hampton City School System, in Hampton, VA in 1966. After teaching many fourth-grade students over his 32 years of service, Mr. Winfrey retired May 22, 1999. Jerry loved teaching, but he also enjoyed several other activities including collecting antiques and glassware, conducting research on family history with special emphasis on the Winfrey and Moss families, researching and documentingthe history of the First United Methodist Church in Smithville, and discussing or debating political issues. He was a member of the Smithville First United Methodist Church but also attended the Unitarian Universalist Church in Cookeville with his friend and former vicar, Rev. Mark Pafford. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents (Sidney Brooks and Era Driver Winfrey and Charlie Lee and Ada Foster Moss), Aunts and Uncles. He is survived by several cousins and many special friends. Jerry’s wishes were to be cremated and that a graveside memorial service be held at the Winfrey family section of the Whorton Springs Cemetery at 1:30 PM Sunday, February 18, 2018 with Bro. Mark Pafford officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to either the Justin Potter Library (particularly the Genealogy Room) or the Smithville First Methodist Church Building Fund in memory of Mr. Winfrey. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Lucion Nokes

February 16, 2018

65 year old Lucion Nokes of Temperance Hall passed away Friday at his residence. Nokes was a member of the Temperance Hall Pentecostal Church and a retired factory worker. The funeral will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Chris McMillen and Bill Fowler will officiate and burial will be in the Tubbs Cemetery in Temperance Hall. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Nayomia Allen Nokes. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Mary Ray Nokes; two children, Jeffery and Brandy Nokes, and Penny and Randy Bouldin all of Temperance Hall. Five grandchildren, Justin Nokes and Sarah Branch of Elmwood, Malayna Nokes, Jake Nokes, and Will Bouldin all of Temperance Hall and Dustin and Michelle Bouldin of Clarksville. Two great grandchildren, Jase Nokes and Ronan Bouldin. Love Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, make donations to CURE PSP.

Sharon Gail Thomason

February 16, 2018

49 year old Sharon Gail Thomason of Smithville passed away Thursday at Alive Hospice House. She was a member of the Lower Helton The Baptist Church and an employee of Smith Fork Cabinets. The funeral will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Barry Whiteaker will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 4-8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. She was preceded in death by her father, Jessie Armour, Jr. and a son, Brian Dewayne Thomason. She is survived by a daughter, Brandy Thomason of Manchester. Three grandchildren, Angel Rutland of Smithville, Jayden Anderson of Smithville, and Cason Higgins of McMinnville. Mother, Connie Ruth Armour of Smithville. Brother, John Armour of Smithville and two sisters, Samanda Armour and Joanie Butler of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with burial expenses.

James E. Hale

February 14, 2018

75 year old James E. Hale of Liberty died Tuesday at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. He was a mechanic at Paschal Farm Equipment and Paschal Farms for 57 years. The funeral will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Wilson Williams and Charlie Stanton will officiate and burial will be in the Hale Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar Hale and Nonnie Cleo Bogle; infant brother, John B. Hale; son, Jamie Carl Hale; sister, Annie Lou Bogle; and a nephew, Greg Bogle. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Shirley Hale of Liberty. Daughter, Glenda and Jeff Curtis of Alexandria. Granddaughter, Savannah Curtis of Alexandria. Brothers-in-law, Tommy Bogle of Liberty and David and Sandra Bain of Smithville. Sisters-in-law, Carolyn and Jerry Braswell of Dibrell and Mary Bain of Woodbury. Uncle, Vernon Lee and Sue Bogle of Woodbury. Special friends, Bobby Robinson and the Paschal Family. Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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